A slightly unusual one for a review, but these seem to be too good to not talk about. I've adapted the questions below to suit supplements rather than skincare but if you think of any others, please let me know in the comments and I will add.
What is it?
A bioavailable vitamin C.
Who is it for?
Everyone except those medically contraindicated.
What’s in it?
Vitamin C (as sodium ascorbate), Phospholipids (from soy lecithin), Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine, Phosphatidylinositol, Deionized Water, Sodium Ascorbate, Lecithin Phospholipids, Alcohol (12% w/w), Xanthum Gum, EDTA. Citric Acid, Calcium Disodium
*Altrient inci list
What's not in it?
sugar, starch, artificial flavours, artificial colours, meat products, dairy products, wheat, gluten and yeast
How do you use it?
Very specifically. Neck it like a shot. Minimal fluids, one gulp.
How long before you should see results?
Well you won't 'see' results, but it hits your bloodstream immediately, so you may 'feel' them.
How long did I test it for?
I've taken them multiple times daily since Tuesday - only a week, but I'm convinced they've helped kick my nearly three-week-long tracheitis to the kerb and my skin is definitely looking firmer. I'm still dehydrated from antibiotics, but they're not affecting my skin as much as they have done in the past.
How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
In the US they are $29.95 and in the UK we get screwed - they are £35.99, both boxes contain 30 sachets.
*Due to the differing governing laws in the USA/EU they are called Altrient in the EU - same liposomes, same good effect. Don't make the same mistake I made and order the original if you live in the UK - they're £44.00 on Amazon instead of £35.99 through distributors (details below). #idiot
What’s good about it?
We need vitamin C for a multitude of reasons - including:
- To help protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals - same as your anti-ageing serums, except these work internally.
- To support a healthy immune system - especially coming into winter!
- To support collagen production for healthier skin, muscles and joints - all of us, every day all day. Vitamin C is vital for your collagen, if yours is slacking, step it up.
- To promote muscle repair - great for those of you that are particularly active, workout a lot/run/have busy lifestyles, kids, everything..
- To support healthy gums - because who wants their teeth to fall out? ;)
Traditionally vitamin C is hard to digest and ingest. These are encapsulated and protected by microscopic bubbles called Liposomes. Liposomes are made of phospholipids, the same material that makes up cells. This allows the nutrient to pass through your cell membranes, unlike other vitamin c products which frequently linger in the system before they are excreted in your urine.
A lot of vitamin C products on the market can be flushed from your system, Lypo-Spheric passes through your digestive system unharmed. There is no bowel intolerance and no vitamin flush meaning more of the nutrient reaches your cells. Apparently a very famous woman whose name rhymes with Bineth Haltrow takes 6 of these before she gets on a plane.
The extremely popular vitamin C powders - EmergenC are marketed well and cute to take, but they are full, full of sugar. In the original Orange flavoured 9g sachet, there are 6g of sugar. Same for the kid's version.
What’s not so good about it?
They're expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
I already have. These will be a solid addition to my tight supplement routine.
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